Women’s rights in South Africa are set to take a great stride forward, with a national alliance of women’s organisations currently at the UN in Switzerland to present a report on the status of women in the country.
• SA women leaders unite for change
The South African government has launched a massive turnaround strategy for education, committing to build more public schools in disadvantaged areas and radically improve the quality of teaching and learning.
• Top matric shines amid tough times
South Africa’s Independent Electoral Commission has launched an ambitious drive to swell voter turnout at the 2011 local government elections – a poll that has, in the past, been under-supported, especially among young people.
• Millions vote in record SA election